A fine pale celadon-jade archaistic 'dragon' vase Circa 1750
Lot 144*
A fine pale celadon jade archaistic 'dragon' vase Circa 1750
Sold for £3,585 (US$ 6,019) inc. premium
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A fine pale celadon jade archaistic 'dragon' vase
Circa 1750
Finely carved in low relief to the front and back of the quatrefoil baluster body with two pairs of stylised dragons forming a taotie mask, the tall slender waisted neck with a cicada-lappet collar beneath the slightly-everted ruyi rim, all supported on a short spreading foot, the stone of whitish-celadon tone,
11.5cm.(4 1/2in.) high

Footnotes

  • For a similar vase, see J.Watt, Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, no.144, where the author notes that the style and quality of carving are characteristic of an 18th Century date; and for another, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum of History, Jadeware III, pp.82 and 84
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